The Texas Education Code requires that public schools meet 180 days per year; public school students must attend 170 days/year.
I just cut off 10 days from my 180 day year because Texas Education code allows me too-- truly I don't have to actually follow TEC, but as I CHOOSE to follow it and I am a rule follower-- I am totally psyched about this new stipulation! Obviously the extra 10 days are to allow those who were absent to still meet the required 170 days! We school all together-- so WE MEET IT! There are no absentees in my school!
So as of today I have 4 more days of school!!!!!!
I think I am going to take a week off! NO GUILT!
Of course then I just think about what taking a week off will do to my plans for next "years" curriculum and I change my mind about a week off.
THEN I think why on earth do I feel the need to start August 1?
and the merry- go- round keeps spinning!
SO the big decision is TAKE A WEEK OFF. I told the kids and they were busting with excitement! Then I told them we would do school 3 days a wek (minus math which will be 4) until we are through our current curriculum or a stopping point that makes sense.
They are completely, insanely... excited!
and you know what I am excited too.